Welcome to the CSAHM “Question of the Week.” Please feel free to share your answers, ideas, or thoughts to the “Question of the Week” in the comments section below.
This week’s question:
At what age should chores start?
I think many stay at home moms think about this question from time to time. We wonder when and how to start the chores in our house. Should a five year-old do more than clean his room? Should an eight year-old vacuum and dust? When should kids start doing laundry? I know I’ve struggled with this question.
I think the best answer is that a mom should really know and listen to her kids. Based on their behavior you will know if they are ready to handle chores. For instance, my daughter is six years-old and she loves to follow me around as I dust the house and pretend she is dusting too. I decided to make it her thing. I gave her a personal supply of dusters and it is now her “chore” – she thinks it’s fun, but it is a chore nonetheless.
My son is eight years-old and his chores, based on his characteristics, are very limited. He is to keep his room clean, pick up in the living room at the end of the day, and he helps to set the table.
It doesn’t seem like a lot, but I believe for our family it is a good start. I still wonder about the laundry thing though… I sure would like it if I could give that to someone else.
Faith – Four Week Mini Bible Study
When we believe in God we then learn to walk in faith and trust God. But first we must believe, and it’s up to us, we can either choose to believe in Him or not. But faith will mean nothing until we believe with all our heart that God is who He says He is.